The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo is a non profit, 501c(4) organization committed to planning and putting on the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo events each year.
Our membership has changed over the years, but the dedication today is just as great as it was back when it all started. The community has a lot to offer and it opens its doors early every summer to share the fun and hospitality with those who enter. Who are these people who volunteer so much time to organize and build up the Frolic & Rodeo? A bunch of cowboys? Hardly! In fact, very few of the people involved live on a farm or even own a horse. They are people, who feel good about contributing to the community and are dedicated to helping it grow.
Working the Philomath Frolic is a family project for many volunteers and there’s a job for everyone, from kids to grandparents. The fun doesn’t end when the big weekend is over. Planning for next year’s event will start in the early fall and continue through ’til next year’s event. Adults pay a yearly due of $20 and asked to work 40 hours and Juniors (between 10 and 17 years of age) pay $10 and are asked to work 20 hours. Kids under 9 years of age are Honorary Junior members with no annual dues and will get into events the entire weekend of the Frolic & Rodeo.
Membership Benefits This chart explains expectations and benefits of being a member of the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo.
Membership Application Click the link below to join the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Association or renew your annual membership.
General Membership meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Philomath City Hall. You are welcome to come check us out and learn more about membership in PF&R.
2017-18 Executive Board
The organization is made up of five elected officers which make up the Executive Board, a Board of Directors consisting of the Executive Board and all Committee Chairs, and general members which pay annual dues.
Chris Workman, President
Jacob Coon, Vice President of Facilities
Darrell Hinchberger, Vice President of Management
Treasurer -Deidra Ehlers Secretary -Mary Johnson
Giving Back The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo gives a portion of its profits back to the community each year in donations to youth organizations or projects that benefit the members of the community most in need. In years past donations have been made to: Crippled Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, Philomath Christmas Decorations, Philomath Boy Scouts, Philomath Emergency Medical Treatment, Philomath Food Bank, Philomath Baby Bank, Philomath Youth Activities Club, Philomath Library, Benton County Museum, Philomath Swim Pool, Philomath Memorial Scholarship Fund, Community Easter Egg Hunt, and the Philomath Wrestling Team among others.